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Saudi king appoints son as governor of Riyadh province

May 14, 2014    

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appointed his son as governor of Riyadh Province on Wednesday in a move that strengthens his branch of the ruling dynasty as it approaches a difficult decision over how to transfer power to the next generation.Prince Turki bin Abdullah's elevation to one of the most important positions held by ruling family members in the absolute monarchy comes months after another son of the king, Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, was made governor of Mecca Province.Moves in the ruling family are closely watched at home and abroad for clues on who will rule the worl...

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